Selective attention to stressful distractors: Effects of neuroticism and gender
Personality and Individual Differences
Demonstrated that neurotic males (but not females) had difficulty performing a primary task when stressful distracting words were presented simultaneously. --author-supplied description
Osorio, L.C., Cohen, M., Escobar, S.E., Salkowski-Bartlett, A., & Compton, R.J. (2003). Selective attention to stressful distractors: Effects of neuroticism and gender. Personality and Individual Differences, 34/5, 831-844.